read_warbler (read_warbler) wrote,

Books set in Cornwall

I'm making lists again! Following my post, the other day, about Susan Cooper's Over Sea, Under Stone, I got to thinking about fictional books set in Cornwall.

And, being a lover of lists, (and railway posters - this one is by H.A. Trip) a new list was born - fictional books set, or with scenes in, Cornwall. This is for my own benefit really, so that I have a record online and not just in a folder. But if anyone passing through can think of any more, please don't hesitate to leave a comment.

Frenchman’s Creek – Daphne du Maurier
Jamaica Inn – Daphne du Maurier
Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
The House on the Strand – Daphne du Maurier
The Loving Spirit – Daphne du Maurier
The King's General - Daphne du Maurier
Crossed Bones – Jane Johnson
The Poldark series – Winston Graham
Deep Down - R.M. Ballantyne

Romantic/women's fiction
Away From it All – Judy Astley
The Shell Seekers – Rosamund Pilcher
The Carousel - Rosamund Pilcher
A Week in Winter – Marcia Willett
The Cornish Legacy – Barbara Whitnell
The View from the Summerhouse - Barbara Whitnell
The Last Lighthouse Keeper - Alan Titchmarsh
Sea Music - Sara MacDonald

Zennor in Darkness – Helen Dunmore

Touchstone – Laurie R. King
The Murder Bird - Joanna Hines
The Lighthouse - P.D. James
The Wycliffe crime series - W.J. Burley
The Rose Trevelyan crime series – Janie Bolitho

The Jewel of Seven Stars – Bram Stoker
Cornish Tales of Terror - ed. by R. Chetwynd-Hayes

The Little Country – Charles de Lint

Children's/young adult
Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
Over Sea, Under Stone – Susan Cooper
Greenwitch - Susan Cooper
The Valley of Secrets – Charmian Hussy
The Mousehole Cat - Antonia Barber

There may well be more by Daphne du Maurier but, not having read all of her books, I can't say where the less well known ones are set. And I really do feel like there ought to be an Agatha Christie set there but can't put my finger on it.
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